Iowa vs. Nebraska - 1/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-7) at Iowa Hawkeyes (11-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Tuesday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-3 this season and they have won their last four games and eight of their last nine. Iowa is averaging 81.7 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Jarrod Uthoff leads the Hawkeyes averaging 18.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Peer Jok is averaging 13.5 points, Mike Gesell is averaging 9.1 points and 6.7 assists, and Adam Woodbury is averaging 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Iowa has knocked off Michigan State and Purdue to start their Big Ten season.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-7 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Nebraska is averaging 73.3 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Andrew White leads the Huskers averaging 17.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, Tai Webster is averaging 8.9 points, and Glynn Watson Jr. is averaging 7.1 points. Nebraska is 0-2 on the road so far this season.
Iowa is 7-1-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 5-0 against the spread following a win. Nebraska is 2-6 against the spread following a loss, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-10 against the spread against the Big Ten.
This is a big spread and while Iowa is the better team, there isn’t any value on them following their last two games so I will take the points with Nebraska.